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Inheritance of Methomyl Resistance in the Tobacco Budworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

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A methomyl-resistant strain of Heliothis virescens (F.) was collected from cotton in Mexico during 1981. After one generation of laboratory selection, this strain showed about 41,000- to 65,000-fold resistance, depending on the weight of the third instars tested. Larvae that weighed 12–21 mg were harder to kill than those weighing 22–29 mg at the doses tested. Resistance appears to be due to a single autosomal incompletely dominant gene.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 1985

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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